Conference Schedule


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Schedule is subject to change. Updated April 25, 2018

   

Items in bold are events all conference participants are expected to attend.

The remaining items are optional and/or intended for specific interest groups or attendees.

 

 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018: Pre-Conference Workshops

Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Conference registration/information available

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Disaster Response: Early Response Team Training and Recertification

9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Parish Nurse gathering

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Workshops (descriptions provided on "Pre-Conference Workshops" page)

 

     Creating Space for Faith Across Generations

 

     Creating Spiritual Breakthroughs: Learning from MCCI Pastors

 

     Generosity: A Pathway to Deepening Faith

 

     Introducing Minnesota's Racial Reconciling Movement

 

     #MeToo and #ChurchToo

4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Orientation to Ministry: Building a Team of Elders, Deacons, and Licensed Local Pastors

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Bishop's Banquet for Honorees

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Workshops (descriptions provided on "Pre-Conference Workshops" page)

 

     Doing the Work of Anti-Racism

 

     Hosting Respectful Conversations on Divisive Topics

 

     The Role of the Church in Addressing Global Health Threats

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Volunteers In Mission Team (VIM) Team Leader Training

 

 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Conference registration/information available

6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

HealthFlex Blueprint for Wellness screening

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Maximizing Your Conference Experience (Convention Center, Opportunity Suites)

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Worship with Episcopal Address and Communion

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch organized by district

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Afternoon Session: Opening motions, teaching session with Rev. Olu Brown, and missional report

5:00 p.m.

Dinner on your own (meal available at the Convention Center)

 

Women Clergy Gathering with Dinner

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Festival Featuring Creative Arts Stations and Concert with Carrie Newcomer

9:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Under-40 clergy gather with Olu Brown and Bishop Ough for conversation

 

 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

HealthFlex Blueprint for Wellness screening

6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

Breakfast available at the Kelly Inn

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Conference registration/information available

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Worship celebrating generosity with conference preacher Rev. Tyler Sit and Love Offering

9:00 a.m. to noon

Morning Session: Includes teaching session with Rev. Olu Brown, presentation of the Commission on a Way Forward, and table discussions

Noon to 1:15 p.m.

Lunch provided (many special interest groups invite participants to join them for information and social time)

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Afternoon Session: Legislation, presentation, discussion

5:00 p.m.

Dinner on your own (meal available at the Convention Center)

 

Hopeful Earthkeepers gathering with dinner

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Clergy and Laity Sessions

 

Clergy will gather in the Kelly Inn ballroom

 

Laity will gather in Haws A/B at the Convention Center

 

 

Friday, June 1, 2018

6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

HealthFlex Blueprint for Wellness screening

6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

Breakfast available at the Kelly Inn

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Deacons' Gathering

7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Conference registration/information available

8:00 a.m. to Noon

Morning Session: Includes worship, historic questions, legislation, and reading of appointments

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch provided (many special interest groups invite participants to join them for information and social time)

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Celebration of Life in Ministry Service: Includes ordination, commissioning, recognition of retirees, and memorials. Free child care is available.

4:00 p.m.

Reception for honorees

 


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